Tag: Freedom

“Take Your Broken Heart….”

“Take Your Broken Heart….”

“In a world that has felt crazy and out of control for a while now, it is a true delight to know that there are women in the world like the radiant Viola Davis and the incomparable Meryl Streep. Their words from this year’s Golden Globe Awards are both touching and eloquent. Faced with the […]

“Hate-Riots vs The Promise-Land”

“Hate-Riots vs The Promise-Land”

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” — Alexis de Tocqueville   https://www.facebook.com/dallasmorningnews   “Give us your tired and weak And we will make them strong Bring us your foreign songs And we will sing along” Precisely the opposite sentiment is demonstrated by […]

The Blame and Shame Game

The Blame and Shame Game

  https://www.facebook.com/WomenForFemen For the record:  This an attack on authoritarian, misogynistic  patriarchy regardless of the religion it wears as a disguise. It just so happens that some followers of Islam are especially vehement and uninhibited in their rantings in favor of authoritarian, misogynistic patriarchy. All major monotheisms are patriarchal;  all have an undercurrent of misogyny; all will be […]

A Fall Meditation on We Shall Overcome

A Fall Meditation on We Shall Overcome

“We shall overcome, sheg.stanford.edu We shall overcome, We shall overcome, some day. Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe We shall overcome, some day.” Even for people of firm conviction and enduring commitment, the utter dysfunction of contemporary politics can be disheartening. It is not that there are no worthy causes or deserving champions […]

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The Essential Holiday

The Essential Holiday

Heroes are no braver than ordinary citizens, but they are brave for five minutes longer – even to the point of dying. “The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and most solemn duty of citizenship are bearing arms for one’s country while the greatest act of patriotism is laying down one’s […]

The Eternal Battle

The Eternal Battle

In among most of the news and information we receive, there is an underlying theme. which runs the gamut from simple unease to outright panic fear, from paranoia, through alarm, to full-blown hysteria. There is talk of wanting to “take back our country”, although no one seems absolutely sure from what, or from whom, we […]

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